INDYCAR Releases Additional Images of 2018 Car, Frye ‘Hopeful’ of Summer Testing

By Joey Barnes, Editor-in-Chief

Amid positive feedback on the computer generated images of the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series car design, the series has elected to show off a bit more.

The 2018 universal aero kit is something INDYCAR has been building towards for some time now, and will attach to the Dallara IR-12 chassis in a seamless transition.


As the images show, INDYCAR is pushing for an aggressive and more traditional look on its new Indy car.

The concept is expected to produce more downforce from the under the car to help enhance passing opportunities, while also adding a variety of safety elements.

Jay Frye told Motorsports Tribune that the new car should be set for its track debut sometime around mid-summer.

“We’re hopefully going to get it out on the track at the end of July or the first of August,” said Frye during Texas Motor Speedway’s reconfigured track unveiling.

“IMS (Indianapolis Motor Speedway) is where the first test will be done at.”

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Joey Barnes is the Founder of Motorsports Tribune. He has covered auto racing since 2013 that has spanned from Formula 1 to NASCAR, with coverage on IndyCar. Additionally, his work has appeared on Racer, and Autoweek magazine. In 2017, he was recognized with an award in Spot News Writing by the National Motorsports Press Association.